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US Federal Financial Regulators Issue Final Rule Exempting Commercial Real Estate Transactions of $500,000 or Less from Appraisal...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued a final rule that exempts commercial real estate transactions...more

The Legality of Cannabidiol and Concerns Regarding False Advertising

by Cozen O'Connor on

The legality of marijuana (also known as cannabis) has been a popular topic in recent years with thirty states and the District of Columbia having laws that legalize marijuana in some form. However, under federal law,...more

K&L Gates Triage: Ride Sharing and Health Care Regulatory Considerations

by K&L Gates LLP on

Transportation is often cited as one of the top barriers to health care for individuals in the United States. To reduce this burden and increase access to care, many health care providers are now partnering with ride-sharing...more

FDA Delays Enforcement of the Postmarketing Safety Reporting (PMSR) Final Rule

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

The Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule setting forth postmarketing safety reporting (PMSR) requirements for combination products subject to premarket review by FDA on December 20, 2016. For some of these...more

GAO Protest Requires Fee and Specialized Filing Starting May 1, 2018

by Perkins Coie on

Starting May 1, 2018, the General Accounting Office (GAO) will require that all new protests (except those containing classified information) be filed using its web-based electronic filing system known as the Electronic...more

CMS releases annual health insurance exchanges final rule

by Hogan Lovells on

On April 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Benefit and Payment Parameters final rule for 2019 (2019 Payment Notice) applicable to qualified health plans (QHPs) offered on health...more

CMS Benefit and Payment Rule: What is Success for the ACA?

On Monday, CMS published a number of policies changing the dynamics of the individual market, including the Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019 Final Rule, guidance on hardship exemptions, and a bulletin on transitional...more

The Future is Here: GAO Bid Protests to Be Filed Electronically Starting May 1, 2018

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) issued a final rule, which, effective May 1, 2018, implements an electronic filing system for bid protests known as the Electronic Protest Docketing System...more

Podcast - Developments in FDA & DOJ Regulation and Enforcement of Manufacturer Communications

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The rules regarding truthful, non-misleading communications by medical product manufacturers have long been unclear. In recent years, there have been significant developments in the case law, as well as in FDA guidance and...more

Medicare Enrollment for Providers No Longer Required Under Medicare Parts C and D

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On April 2, 2018, CMS released the Contract Year 2019 Final Rules for Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D (the MA Final Rule), incorporating changes that support CMS’ stated commitment to supporting flexibility and efficiency...more

MSHA Issues Final Workplace Examination Rule

On April 9, 2018, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will publish its final rule on “Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines” in the Federal Register. The rule will go into effect on June 2,...more

Oil & Gas Industry Challenge Halts Core Provisions of BLM's Venting and Flaring Rule

by Holland & Hart LLP on

Oil and gas companies affected by the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) 2016 Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation rule, known as the "Venting and Flaring Rule," are (mostly) breathing...more

CMS releases Medicare Advantage/Part D final rule

by Hogan Lovells on

On April 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule to revise regulations and clarify program requirements within the Medicare Advantage (MA) and the Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D)...more

CMS Updates Medicare Advantage and Part D (Prescription Drug Benefit)

On April 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Final Rule, updating Medicare Advantage (MA) and the prescription drug benefit program (Part D). ...more

The Final Rule: Next Steps After Vacatur

The nationwide vacatur of the Department of Labor “investment advice” fiduciary definition and related exemptions by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on March 15, 2018, does not bring an end to the challenges...more

Rules on confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records recently changed

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

On January 3, 2018, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a Final Rule which results in changes to the federal regulations governing substance use disorder patient records, or so-called...more

CMS Releases 2019 MA and Part D Final Rules and Call Letter

Earlier this week, CMS released both the Contract Year 2019 Final Rules for Medicare Advantage and Part D (Final Rules) and the 2019 Call Letter. CMS also released fact sheets for the Final Rule and the Call Letter. The Final...more

Changes Imminent for GAO Bid Protests

New final rule implements electronic filing system and other key changes. GAO has implemented a formal electronic filing system and imposed a one-time, nominal filing fee. ...more

GAO Releases New Regulations for Bid Protests

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The GAO released its final rule implementing new regulations covering bid protests under its jurisdiction. In a previous blog post, we analyzed the proposed rules. The new regulations make changes consistent with the...more

CFPB Issues FAQs on Bankruptcy Issues Under the 2016 Mortgage Servicing Final Rule

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The CFPB has issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) concerning certain provisions of its 2016 Mortgage Servicing Final Rules that become effective on April 19, 2018. The FAQs pertain to certain issues regarding borrowers...more

CFPB Finalizes Amendments to an Exemption to Providing Periodic Statements to Borrowers in Bankruptcy

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The CFPB recently finalized changes to its requirement to send modified or unmodified periodic statements and coupon books to borrowers who transition in and out of bankruptcy. The final rule adopted the proposed rule issued...more

The Final Rule: DOL Fiduciary Rule Affirmed and Revoked

During the week of March 12, two federal appeals courts separately upheld and vacated the DOL fiduciary rule under the Administrative Procedure Act, and DOL suspended enforcement of the rule pending further review. Please...more

Fifth Circuit Decision Results in Surprising Win for Providers of Financial Services

by Winstead PC on

Just as we are tuning in for March Madness, it seems that the Department of Labor (Department) has been dealt the latest upset in the fight to implement its final rule, which regulates certain activities of financial service...more

Oil and Natural Gas Sector/Clean Air Act New Source Performance Standards: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Final Rule...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) in a March 12 Federal Register notice promulgated a final rule which encompassed revisions to the Clean Air Act New Source Performance Standards (“NSPS”) for the oil...more

CFPB finalizes amendments to timing requirements for bankruptcy periodic statements

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB recently issued its final rule amending the timing requirements for transitioning between unmodified periodic statements and modified statements for consumers in bankruptcy. ...more

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